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Baldurís Gate: Enhanced Edition OS X Plans & Cross-Platform Gaming

The Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Website announces Overhaul Games' upcoming Baldurís Gate overhauls will be coming to OS X this summer (thanks The Patches Scrolls). They say the Mac version will "include a variety of Mac OS X specific features, including widescreen and iCloud support." No, we didn't know widescreen support was an OS X specific feature either. Technically a PC edition of the game has not been announced, but it is mentioned in this tweet from Trent Oster revealing they plan to support cross-platform multiplayer play:

Yes, it will be compatible multi-player cross-platform. We had a Mac, iPad and PC joined into a game together.

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49. Re: Baldurís Gate: Enhanced Edition OS X Plans & Cross-Platform Gaming Mar 30, 2012, 16:40 DrEvil
 
venomhed wrote on Mar 30, 2012, 15:54:
Mac 6% market share
Linux less than 1% market share
Windows 85% market share

Source: http://marketshare.hitslink.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=8


WHY FRIGGIN BOTHER WITH MAC OR LINUX WHEN THEY CAN EASILY DUAL BOOT INTO WINDOWS?

Because operating system market share is not reflective of revenue share for games?

Just look at the revenue shares from humble bundle sales:

http://www.humblebundle.com/

My current estimate is that Mac + Linux users make up at least 33% of the revenue of the current bundle. Just in that case alone, that's nearly $200k that would be lost.

Look at Steam; why would they bother porting Steam to the Mac and then push other developers to do the same with their games unless Valve believed that it was worth it?

Do they really get that much $$$ from porting or cross platforming? Are these guys just idiots when it comes to how to run a business?

Pot, meet kettle.

This comment was edited on Mar 30, 2012, 17:37.
 
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